The Briard originated in France where they were farm dogs until they found their way into family homes. These days they are more suited to being family dogs than farm dogs as they love being close to their people. However, they still have the energy of farm dogs and you will need to give them an outlet to let off this energy, preferably through endless play.
Briards need an active lifestyle and keeping them involved in day-to-day activities is a must. This breed has a wonderfully sweet face and an even more beautiful, devoted nature. They are not only friendly and balanced but also make very good watchdogs. They are extremely friendly to children, devoted to their owners, brave and intelligent.
Agility and other dog sports are a must for you to participate in with your Briard. They have also gained more and more popularity as therapy dogs as well as search and rescue dogs. They will wrap you around their little finger with their sweet angel faces, but Briards can also be very stubborn, and a consistent upbringing is highly recommended.
They have a very bubbly personality, which, combined with lots of energy might not be suitable for first time dog owners.
Their coat requires daily brushing otherwise it will get matted easily.
|Life expectancy:||10-12 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||high|